how young do turkeys feather out to be outside

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by KellyandKatie, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. KellyandKatie

    KellyandKatie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking for a pair of young birds, but I want them old enough to be outside, what age do the feather out so they can be outside (with a coop of course, but not heated)
     
  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    The earliest we will put them out is 8 to 10 weeks and that is in the middle of summer and in a roofed over pen. In cold weather they are much older. When they poults are young they need to be warm and dry. A cold wet poult = a dead poult in short order.

    Steve in NC
     
  3. KellyandKatie

    KellyandKatie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, that is helpful, the youngest I am finding are between 3 and 6 months, so that should work this time of the year I am thinking
     

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